Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCLA ADHD Clinic Co-Director
James J. McGough, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. McGough graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1986, where he remained for his residency in Psychiatry. He completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA and has been a member of the faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 1994. He presently serves as director of clinical teaching programs in both Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which are required training venues for child psychiatry residents. Dr. McGough is Chief of Staff of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Chair of the UCLA Neurosciences Medical Institutional Review Board. Dr. McGough is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addictions Psychiatry.
Child, Youth & Family Psychologist, UCLA ADHD Clinic Co-Director
Melissa Del’Homme, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Del’Homme earned her degree in Educational Psychology from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in 1993. She completed research fellowships in both the UCLA Graduate School of Education and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is the Associate Director of the UCLA ADHD Program, specializing in the assessment of ADHD and Learning Disorders.
Graduate Student Researcher
Alex Sturm, M.A. is a graduate student researcher for the Treatment Studies for ADHD, Irritability, and Mood Disorders research group. Alex graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2008. Currently, Alex is a 5th year Ph.D. student at UCLA in Human Development and Psychology, where she obtained her Masters of Arts in Education in 2013. Alex’s research focuses on combining her dual interests in treatment research and statistics to optimize treatment outcomes for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities including ADHD and autism. Currently, she is using item response theory to explore treatment differences between several pharmacotherapies for ADHD. Alex is also involved with the thinkSMART program at UCLA as a group facilitator, co-author of the thinkSMART manual (in prep), and involved in thinkSMART program development.